The CEs procure USDA Foods for further processing through these procurement contracting methods:
- Small Purchase
- Competitive Sealed Bids
- Competitive Negotiation
- Non-competitive Negotiation
There are restrictions for using each option, including dollar amounts, so please verify all federal, state, and local laws with your purchasing or business department before selecting a method.
CEs can only award the processing of USDA Foods to a company on the TDA approved processor list. See the Approved Processor section below for more information.